From The Rock

Don’t Avoid Conflict – Learn From It

By | May 11, 2016

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable, and learning how to create productive conflict resolution is a necessity. One of the most common causes of conflict among employees is miscommunication. The first step toward successful communication is identifying how your own behaviors affect the situation. The assertive continuum is a model... Read More »

Don’t Sell Yourself Short, Literally

By | December 13, 2013

I recently posed the question to the Obsidian team about what exactly I can and can’t do when it comes to offering help and advice to friends, small business owners and organizations I’m involved in personally, in regards to my noncompete agreement with our firm. Like most people in the... Read More »

Ease In or Jump?

By | June 17, 2014

Whether I am relaxing by the pool or lying out on the beach, I always find it interesting to sit back and watch what method people choose to take the plunge into the freezing cold water ahead. Are you a jump-right-in/no-strings-attached type, or do you take the ease-right-in-until-completely-comfortable approach? Personally,... Read More »

Enjoying the roller coaster of a PR agency internship

By | August 02, 2017

This summer has been quite transformative for me. I will begin my senior year of college this August, so I’ve been coming to terms with the fact that I’m about to enter adulthood, which is terrifying and exciting. I was also able to travel more than 4,000 miles to spend... Read More »

Finding Creativity

By | July 12, 2017

Creativity is an important trait to possess in the PR profession. There are so many areas in which we need to input creativity, from brainstorming ideas to crafting content and from developing communication plans to pitching the media. And, it’s true that creative people can often deliver at the drop... Read More »

Four Ways to Overcome Networking Hesitancy

By | November 30, 2016

Intentional networking is tricky and makes many of us feel uncomfortable. However, this professional necessity is not only for the extroverts. Everyone can become a successful networker by viewing the situation differently and incorporating these simple tips. Recognize the universal benefits. Do not feel guilty about networking. It is not... Read More »

How to avoid that summer slump at work

By | May 27, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend has passed, and you know what that means — school’s out for summer! Unfortunately, that doesn’t apply to working adults, but it’s easy to feel the urge to kick back like students during the summer months. For me, all I want to do between June and September... Read More »

How to dress professionally on a college student’s budget

By | June 13, 2018

    I think we all relate to this meme of the Grinch. At some point or another, we have all had difficulty figuring out what to wear, especially when it comes to dressing professionally as a college student. There are career fairs, PRSSA events and presentations where a college... Read More »

How to recruit and cultivate gifted female leaders

By | July 19, 2017

When I was younger, my mom would never let me watch movies like Sleeping Beauty or Snow White because the princess would always need to be kissed to be saved. I was actually quite frustrated by this as a child. I didn’t understand why we tirelessly watched Mulan, even though... Read More »

How to Understand an Introvert in the Workplace

By | November 13, 2015

I have been “blessed” with an introverted personality. While I thought ordinary situations were over-stimulating to me, moving to Memphis was a whole new experience that brought out all of my introverted qualities to an extreme. From a new city to a new workplace to all new co-workers, let’s just... Read More »